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B33 The Horsehead Nebula   

Dark Nebula  imaged Jan. 14, 2021

First cataloged by Barnard in 1919 B33 is a huge cloud of gas and dust situated 1,600 light years away in the direction of constellation Orion and located just to the south of Alnitak, the easternmost star of Orion's Belt. This image was made in poor seeing and believe it or not fog and is the result of sixty two one minute exposures. I hope to get an improved image later this month.




Ngc 2174 

Bright nebula   Imaged Jan. 18, 2021

NGC 2174 is an emission nebula located in the constellation Orion and is associated with the open star cluster NGC 2175. It is thought to be located about 6,400 light-years away from Earth. This is the sum of fourty three one minute images.  Updated to sixty eight minute exposure.



Globular Cluster imaged May 16, 2020

This is thought to be the first object to be discovered by Charles Messier. Located in the constellation of Canes Venatici, It was discovered on May 3, 1764.This image is a short exposure of twelve minutes.




M 51    

Spiral Galaxy    Imaged April 16, 2020

The Whirlpool Galaxy, also known as Messier 51 is an interacting grand-design spiral galaxy located in the constellation Canes Venatici.  This was the first image made after rebuilding my scope and before the mirrors were resurfaced.  This is a poor image but come Spring, I plan to give this as much time as I can.  I can't wait.




Planetary Nebula    Imaged July 12, 2020

Located in the constellation Vulpecula, at a distance of about 1227 light-years. This was the first planetary   to be discovered by Charles Messier in 1764.  This is a short exposure of only about twenty minutes but I love the color.